Oldham Athletic are the latest club to find themselves in financial disarray, with a petition to wind up being served by the High Court in the UK.
The club formerly and briefly managed by Paul Scholes is being hit with a winding-up order for the second time in only a matter of months. As recently as December a judge ruled against a similar petition.
— Mike Minay (@MikeMinay) February 28, 2020
The Judge analysed the League Two football club’s case at an Insolvency and Companies Court hearing in London in December being told the club had a tax debt. Some of the debt was paid and the club disputed the amount HMRC claim is owed.
Another petition has now been served by this time in the High Court on behalf of HMRC. the petition will be heard on the 18th of March.
According to local journalist Mike Minay the club say the outstanding amount owed to Revenue is in the process of being paid, although the outstanding amount has not been disclosed.
The club has been owned by controversial Moroccan former football agent Abdallah Lemsagam since January 2018. Lemsagam was forced to deny he interfered in the management of Paul Scholes after the lifelong fan and Manchester United legend quit the club after just 31 days at the helm.
Oldham supporters have been vocal in their criticism of the owner. Following the winding-up order being dismissed in December, a group of fans staged a protest against Abdallah Lemsegam before their match against Leyton Orient.
Following the protest, the owner agreed to meet with supporters to discuss their concerns.
Oldham currently sit nineteenth in League Two, seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the weekend's visit of Newport County to Boundary Park.